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Mr. and Mrs Somade, both graduates of Computer Science and N-power beneficiaries celebrating their first child (1)

SPECIAL REPORT: How Buhari’s N-Power programme is transforming lives, improving education

Investigation in three different states show the main challenge is apprehension by beneficiaries of ‘what next after N-Power.”

EXCLUSIVE: Seychelles begins probe of Saraki, wife, for alleged money laundering

The Senate President is also under scrutiny on multiple fronts in Nigeria

Oil rig

SPECIAL REPORT: How Nigeria loses trillions of Naira to deep offshore oil explorations

Other countries make billions of dollars from similar deep offshore wells.

Eva Valley School pupils helping to wash a melon fruit

SPECIAL REPORT: Despite successes, payment hitches, insufficient cooks, others slow Buhari’s school feeding programme

The programme is widely praised, but there are complaints across some states.

Saint John Paul II School: Primary 4 pupils building a simple circuit in Science class

INVESTIGATION: Collapse of Public Schools: Inside the first-class schools children of Akwa Ibom elite attend

These exotic schools are in sharp contrast with the ramshackle schools children of the majority poor attend.

Traditional method of thrashing harvested paddy

SPECIAL REPORT: Fraud allegations, unremitted loans, crop failure, other anomalies dog Nigerian govt’s “rice revolution”

From Kebbi to Kaduna and Ekiti, similar tales dog government’s Anchor Borrowers Programme and plans for self-sufficiency in rice production.

Herdsmen and their cattle occupy a section of the premises of the abandoned college

INVESTIGATION: Despite Shortage of Schools In State, Akwa Ibom Abandons Top Multi-Billion Naira College

Herdsmen and squatters have since taken residence in the expansive college.

Next of Kin group protesting at the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly

INVESTIGATION: Dehumanised and demoralised, unpaid teachers dying in Akwa Ibom

In this oil-rich state, one teacher teaches mathematics to at least 965 students.

Illustration: Two generals fighting over stolen money

INVESTIGATION: How Nigerian generals clashed over billions meant for military equipment

This details the war of attrition between top Nigerian defence officials as they battle each other for stealable billions.

Egosi health centre

SPECIAL REPORT: Kwara communities where pregnant women abandon health centres for herbalist, birth attendant

The health centres lack sufficient personnel and equipment while residents express trust in the herbalist.

Minister of Transportation, Mr Chibuike Amaechi briefing State House Correspondents after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Tuesday (2/1/18)

EXCLUSIVE: Buhari terminates $195 million ‘Israeli’ security contract promoted by Amaechi

The deal, midwived by transport minister, is ending over allegations of fraud.

Inside the unkempt boys' dormitory at St. Mary's Science College, Ediene Abak, Akwa Ibom, (Cletus Ukpong)

INVESTIGATION: Inside The Akwa Ibom Top Science College Where Students Are Raised In Squalour, “Like Animals”

Alumni say with its present state of decay, they can’t recommend what used to be one of the most coveted schools in Akwa Ibom to any prospective student or parent.

President Muhammadu Buhari

EXCLUSIVE: Nigeria in big trouble as N2.7 trillion fine threatens collapse of economy

Experts say the development might wreck the Nigerian economy and plunge country into more devastating recession.

Students inside unsafe structure at Ntiat and Mbak 1 Comprehensive Sec Sch, Itu

INVESTIGATION: Learning In Tears: Inside the massive decay in public schools in oil-rich Akwa Ibom

A moving story of how corruption, planlessness and official neglect led to the collapse of public education in one of Nigeria’s richest states.

#WestAfricaLeaks: Dantata’s MRS, Chevron billion dollar deal raises tax avoidance concern

The end result of the transaction was a Nigerian entity acquiring another Nigerian company via two shell companies in-between.

K38 Catamaran assault crafts . Illustrations by Michael Anderson

INVESTIGATION: Nigeria’s elusive K38 boats and the stolen billions

This is another excursion into Nigeria’s dirty, corrupt world of security contracting.

Amit Sade is believed to be one of the suspects arrested by the Israeli police over bribing Nigerian officials.

INVESTIGATION: Inside a Multi-Million Dollar ‘Defence Contract Fraud’: Suspects arrested in Israel as Nigeria fails to act

Experts believe the Shaldag contract is one of the deals that paved the way for a regime of kleptocracy in the Nigerian defence sector.

Nigerian military chiefs, politicians, and contractors are believed to have stolen more than N3.1 trillion through arms procurement contracts.

INVESTIGATION: When Generals Turn Bandits: Inside the massive corruption in Nigeria’s security contracting

Nigerian military chiefs, politicians, and contractors are believed to have stolen more than N3.1 trillion through arms security contracts.

VFS Global visa centre

SPECIAL REPORT: How visa processing firm, VFS Global, ‘extorts’, ‘mistreats’ Nigerians

Complaints, allegations of exorbitant service charges trailing visa processing company.

The drainage at Isale Afon is one of the abandoned, poorly executed projects that litter Oyo

INVESTIGATION: Lawmakers, contractors, supervising agencies culpable as abandoned, poorly executed projects litter Oyo (2)

Residents of various Oyo State communities continue to suffer despite release of millions for essential projects.

Murky water at one of the dam compartments-001

INVESTIGATION: Oyo residents suffer as multi-million naira projects abandoned, poorly executed (1)

Hundreds of millions of naira have been spent on projects largely abandoned in various communities in Oyo State.

The new borehole erected by CDA

SPECIAL REPORT: Oily Water: How residents of Lagos community battle polluted environment

A PREMIUM TIMES reporter investigates the hazards faced by a Lagos community after a fuel leakage.